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Summit Bike & Hike: Route 303 r/t Hudson/Judson (Franklin Township)

Ride Name: Cycling the Ghosts of the Railroad
Trail: Summit Bike & Hike: Route 303 r/t Hudson/Judson (Franklin Township)
Rating: Intermediate
Ride Type: Out and Back 
Distance: 16.0 miles roundtrip

Cycling from the Metro Parks Route 303 Bike & Hike trailhead, you turn right and find yourself on the old Akron, Bedford & Cleveland (ABC) Railroad bed passing through northern Summit County. Riding east through Hudson crossing under Darrow Road, you enter Stow and hear the barks coming from Bow Wow Beach. 

The Summit Hike and Bike becomes the Portage Bike and Hikes as you cross Spell Road. The trail becomes very scenic as it enters Portage County. At the trail end at Hudson and Judson Roads, turn your bike around and head back to the Route 303 Trailhead.

Out and back rides are designed with the intermediate and advanced cyclist in mind. These rides cycle out of a trailhead to a set destination, typically 8-10 miles away. After a break, the riders cycle back to the departure trailhead. 

Tonight’s ride travels at 10-12 mph and typically takes 2 hours including photo-ops and rest stops. The ride is rated for leisure cyclists who enjoy cycling 10-12 mph on flat trails with an occasional hill or elevation gain. The trail surface is mixed with areas of both asphalt and packed limestone. It is relatively flat with some moderate elevation changes. The ride should be a comfortable ride for the intermediate cyclist. 

This ride is on the calendar of the Spin-off Cyclists . We encourage you to join us on this and other rides. We are a group of cyclists of all ages and abilities who cycle the trails of Northeast Ohio and surrounding areas for fun, health and friendship.

By accepting this Spin-off Cyclists Bicycle Club event’s RSVP and attending this event, I have read and voluntarily agree to the RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT. I further agree that no oral representations, statements or inducement apart from the foregoing written agreement have been made. I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THIS DOCUMENT AND RELEASE.

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  • Ti

    Can't find trail head. Mapped it too

    1 · July 6, 2014

    • Kristiina

      Take 303 west from 8, turn left after the BP and the bridge.

      July 6, 2014

  • Tessa R.

    Tom I'm sorry about the yes not sure how I did that

    July 6, 2014

  • Jim G.

    Parts didn't come today, not going to make it

    July 5, 2014

  • Paula B.

    Tessa & Bill, what ride are you doing Sunday AM? This ride or on the trail into Ravenna?

    July 4, 2014

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